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drawing the line. israel prime minister says iran will reach a critical step toward building a nuclear bomb by next summer. a red line should be drawn right here. gifts from friends? facebook looks to drum up business by offering users a chance to purchase items for the folks on their friend list. and coming to terms with the refs. the league's regular officials are welcomed back on to the field. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 28th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown.
.message from the israeli prime minister was not new but very clear, iran will be close to developing a nuclear weapon by next summer and it must be stopped. benjamin netanyahu made his case before the u.n. general assembly. iran called his charges baseless allegations. he met with secretary of state hillary clinton. u.s. hopes diplomacy can stop iran. netanyahu argued ultimatums don't lead to war, they prevent them. >> i believe faced with a clear red line iran will back down and this will give more time for sanctions and diplomacy to convince iran to dismantle its nuclear weapons program altogether. >> david martin has more on netanyahu's plea for action. >> reporter: it looked like a cartoon but it was deadly serious. israel's prime minister netanyahu drew the red line that would trigger an attack on iran's nuclear program as clearly as it has ever been
drawn. >> a red line should shall drawn right here. before -- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: that second stage is taking place at this underground facility here the holy deof koom where iran is enriching uranium to a 20% level of purity, one step away from the 09% needed to build a bomb. according to the latest report by u.n. inspectors, iran has about 200 pounds of 20% uranium. roughly two-thirds of what it would need to build one nuclear device. at the current rate of enrichment, iran would have enough 20% uranium for one bomb in about ten months. or as netanyahu told the u.n., by next spring or summer. after that if would take just a few months more to enrich the uranium to the 90% bomb-grade level.
netanyahu said iran's nuclear program must be stopped before then. >> before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium to mac a nuclear weapon. a"r(j defect secretary panetta said, the u.s. has a different red line. >> when they make the decision to go ahead and build a nuclear weapon, that for us is a red line. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence does not believe iran has made that decision yet. but netanyahu said it is too dangerous to rely on intelligence to detect a decision made in secret. so he said his red line is on something he can see, uranium enrichment. >> reporter: israel used to worry iran must strike this spring or summer. judging by netanyahu said at the united nations, the time may be
next spring. >> iran's u.s. ambassador spoke after netanyahu, accusing the prime minister of using an unfounded and imaginary graph to justify a military threat. he said iran reserves the right to retaliate with full force against any attack. in libya, the u.s. is withdrawing more of its diplomat personnel. the drawdown involves some of the embassy staff in tripoli. the state department says the move is temporary and could be reversed next week. a statement on the embassy website warns of possible demonstrations in tripoli and benghazi today. libya's leader says about ten militia groups have been disbanded, calling the attack on the u.s. consulate the final straw. speaking at the pentagon yesterday, secretary of defense leon panetta says there's no doubt the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was the act of terrorists. >> the reason i think pretty clearly it was a prift attack, is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals.
what terrorists were involved i think still remains to be determined by the investigation. >> originally the administration said the attack was lmpged to protests over an anti-islam movie that escalated. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. the man who produced that movie is behind bars this morning. nakoula basseley nakoula will remain in custody until another hearing is scheduled. his movie sparked protests across the middle east. today in pakistan, more demonstrations are expected. security has been heightened around government buildings and diplomatic quarters. four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a sign-making business. the gunman then took his own life. that gunfire was first reported late yesterday afternoon. police swarmed the area but never fired at the shooter. the victims were found in the building and many others
wounded. the minneapolis star tribune reports the gunman was an employee who lost his job. president obama and mitt romney will argue domestic issues next week. the obama campaign released a scathing commercial taking a shot at romney's remarks that 47% of americans don't pay income tax. >>. >> 47% of the people, who believe they are victims that have the government has a responsibility to them. believe they are entitled. >> romney put out two new ads. susan mcginnis is in washington with all of this this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi. romney is in pennsylvania today, not airing any ads in the state today. this is a state that hasn't supported a republican in nearly 25 years. apparently his visit, according to his aides talking privately is more about fund-raising to try to sort of slow the president's momentum with early voting in many areas under way.
early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: on thursday, both candidates were in another battleground state. >> how's it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thrivin middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate, ahead of the face-off in denver, both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates, as you know. there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're
running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out that the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks. >> reporter: while governor romney got practice in during primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. and a boost for the obama campaign. billionaire george soros is giving $1 million to an obama supporting super pac priorities usa. >> susan mcginnis in washington. have a good weekend. thank you so much. when we come back on the "morning news," new york city announces plans for its latest tourist attraction, the world's tallest ferris wheel. this is the "morning news."
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new york will be home of the world's tallest ferris wheel. plans were unveiled on thursday. they call for a 625-foot high ferris wheel to be built not here in manhattan but five miles away on staten island. the ride will offer sweeping views of the statue of liberty and the manhattan skyline. the ferris wheel will be adjacent to the staten island ferry. i will not get on board unless i am join by ashley morrison. asian markets were mixed, tokyo's nikkei lost 1%. hong kong's hang sang gained 0.5%. wall street stocks posted their first gain of the week. investors were encouraged by taking tough measures to reduce the deficit.
the dow closed 72 points higher thursday while the nasdaq was up 42 points. american airlines says it will take its pilots union to court unless the union ends its job action. american has had a surge of canceled or late flights since the beginning of the month. the pilots union says there is no sickout or slowdown but the union is angry over the company's decision to use bankruptcy protection to impose new work and pay rules. goldman sachs will pay about $12 million to settle civil charges in a so-called pay to play scheme. the securities and exchange commission said a goldman executive allegedly provided campaign services to a candidate running for governor of massachusetts in 2010. in return, the company wanted to win the state's lucrative bond business. goldman settled without admitting or denying those charges. and facebook is thinking big by thinking small. the social media site started a new feature that allows users to
send small gifts to friends such as a coffee or a pastry. most of facebook's revenue comes from display advertising. it does get a percent of each sale of the new feature which if enough of facebook' 1 billion users buys something, it could add up to a lot of money. >> i want to see what kind of gifts you get. you have the creepers out there. >> i'm going to give them your address. >> of course. ashley morrison here in new york. have a good weekend. take care. coming up next, your friday morning weather. and in sports, football fans welcome back the nfl referees but how long will the love affair last? ♪that special something that will carry you through...♪ ♪that little reward for all the things you do.♪ luscious, creamy filling - combined with our slow melting chocolate - the one and only ghirardelli squares chocolate. for all the things you do. ghirardelli.
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fans in baltimore and were welcomed back by the players. the lovefest only lasted a half. third quarter, bernard pollack gets flag for the helmet-to-helmet hit. >> referee: unnecessary roughness. contact with the receiver, number 31, first down. >> boo! the browns trailing by a touchdown with seconds to play. tell me if this looks familiar. hail mary pass to the end zone. the rave ens break it up. no traverse there. the cleveland has one more shot and the desperation pass. incomplete. ravens win this one, 23-16. top ten team in college football goes down last night. number eight stanford visiting the university of washington. stanford leading 13-10 in the fourth. caisson williams takes the screen pass, that will go to the end zone. desmo desmond trufont seals it. in baseball after leading
the american league central for two months, the chicago white sox trying to climb back into a first place tie with detroit. sox tied with the rays in the ninth. tampa bay's evan longoria, the rays win it 3-2 after this solo shot. tigers pitcher doug fister, strikes out an american league record nine straight batters on thursday. the win gives the tigers a two-game lead over the white sox in the central. take a look at this catch in the mets/pirates game. snyder climbs the fence to rob mike baxter of a home run. and the pitcher wins his 20th game of the season. the 37-year-old dickey had never won more than 11 games before this year. when we come back, outlaws on auction. rare items from al capone and
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here's a look at the weather. in some cities around the country, a chance of thunderstorms in washington, 79 degrees. same deal in atlanta, 86. the mix of clouds and sun in st. louis. partly sunny in denver, 74. partly cloudy in seattle, 74 degrees. an unusual auction is schedule for this weekend on the block, several items that once belonged to a who's who of notorious criminals. jim axelrod takes a look. >> reporter: bobby livingston's family has been auctioning rare artifacts for 30 years. a letter from washington, a signed picture of einstein. but they're about to hold their biggest event ever at this amherst, new hampshire auction house. it's not the heroes who are the headli headliners. >> washington, lincoln, churchill, al capone? >> al capone is one of those figures, those iconic figures that represents something to
american popular culture. >> reporter: sunday 130 rare pieces of gangster memorabilia from the 1920s and '30s go on the block. items gathered from private collectors during the last eight years. >> with the type of interest we're getting, i would not be surprised if this was a seven-figure auction. >> reporter: included is a musical love letter al capone wrote to his wife, may, while in alcatraz. >> two sawed off shotguns. >> reporter: also feature ready items found on bonnie and clyde right after the shootout that ended their bank robbing careers and their lives in 1934. >> this was in clyde's waistband? >> it was in his waistband when he was killed. >> reporter: the couple captured the popular imagination during the depression. livingston likes to say the real value of this collection is the gap it exposes between fantasy and reality.
>> these are desperate criminals. i mean, these are people who will shoot you, rob you. these were not glamorous outlaws living high on hog. they lived a desperate life. >> reporter: but when history becomes a commodity, sometimes the bad guys are worth more than the good. jim axelrod, cbs news, amherst, new hampshire. in hong kong some would call it an indecent proposal. she's received more than 200 marriage proposals after her father, a real estate tycoon offered $65 million for any man who would tie the knot with her. he announced it after a lesbian got married to her girlfriend in april. she says her father's offer was an expression of love. >> i wasn't angry. i was really quite touched. very touched. and very -- how should i say? moved. >> marriage offers have been
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traffic. >> howard bernstein is here. thunder boomers. >> got very little sleep. settle down already. >> i knew it was coming. you told us. >> we knew it was coming. >> it came. >> it was loud. this morning we're still dealing with a few showers and storms. let's get you started with a look outside. we'll start with the day planner and show you. yes, it's still dark. we got that out of the way. till about 7:00. we are going to get some sunshine in the next couple of hours. we'll get rid of the early showers and storms and then could have a stray shower midday with a few more showers late this afternoon, this evening. looks like the threat will move southeast of town. you have the friday night football games, consider that. look at all the water we had. the rain, the showers, the thunderstorms. we're seeing the back edge coming out of the shenandoah valley. we have a little bit of thunder and lightning going on right now across montgomery county, coming out of the shenandoah valley near winchester. 270 you have a wet ride.
in town we have showers and storms, down toward alexandria, in toward arlington, down 95 we're seeing some of the showers. heavy ones here headed towards qawfnts qawnts -- towards quantico, crossing the river. dunkirk, north beach, this is all moving to the east toward shady side. a quick look at temps before i throw it over to beverly. they're in the 60s, even 70s in annapolis. so still a muggy morning with a few more showers. let's go to beverly farmer and see how the rain is affecting things. good morning. we're already starting with problems. on the inner loop of the beltway through bethesda, they've been working for the past four and a half hours with a tractor-trailer that jackknifed at old georgetown road. there is only a brief delay getting past the tractor- trailer accident near the exit for 355 bethesda. single file to the left will get you buy. fuel spill. the truck jackknifed and they're in the process of
removing that vehicle. the construction had been a rainout. for 95 travelers, northbound lanes open out of fredricksburg into springfield but southbound 95, there was both an accident and a work zone near the rapahannock river between 17 and route 3. right now you'll find that the work zone is picking up. the crash continues to block a lane so that is southbound into fredricksburg. northbound side of 301, the tractor-trailer accident in upper marlboro has been cleared from the roadway. back to you. >> thank you, beverly. the coolidge high school student charged with shooting a fellow classmate goes before a judge today. >> investigators say 17-year- old brandon smothers and the victim got into an argument over who was better dressed. court records show smothers left the school on september 19, returned with a gun and shot the other boy on the football field. witnesses told police the victim pushed other students out of the way so they wouldn't get hurt. smothers is going to be charged as an adult in this.
the student who was the victim survived the shooting. the man who shot and killed four people inside a minneapolis sign making business is dead. four others were also shot. they're expected to survive yesterday's shooting. for hours she negotiated with the man to surrender. he died late last night from a self-inflicted gunshot. three suspects are being head without bail. >> took police weeks to solve the case but the young maryland men are admitting they attacked young maslin for his cell phone. >> reporter: the sketches take you inside the courtroom. the three young men relatively calm considering they're facing two armed robbery charges. you can see the